Caltrans District 12 reconstructed the Ortega Highway Interchange at the I-5 freeway in San Juan Capistrano. Construction began in February 2013 and was completed in late 2015. Crews widened the Ortega Highway Bridge, reconstructed on- and off-ramps, constructed a new northbound I-5 loop on-ramp from eastbound Ortega Highway as well as realigned the Ortega Highway/Del Obispo intersection. The project was initiated by Caltrans, OCTA and the City of San Juan Capistrano, as the solution to the I-5/Ortega Highway "choke point,” which regularly caused significant delays and congestion.
This $77.2 million project was funded in part by local and county funding, including Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales transportation tax. In addition, funding was provided by the State Transportation Improvement Program and Corridor Mobility Improvement Act.
Start Date: Early 2013Completion Date: Late 2015
For questions related to the completed project, please contact Caltrans District 12 Chief Public Information Officer David Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949.724.2000.
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